Thursday, October 02, 2008

Itty Bitty Speak

My kid is at a stage that has created an unexpectedly amusing irony in my life:

I (the deaf mother) am often asked to interpret his little 2-year-old speech.

It still seems a bit bizarre to have hearing-gifted people bend down in an attempt to dicipher his babble; then straighten to ask, "what did he just say?"

Actually, he speaks pretty clearly - but as any parent knows; each family has their own language.

When he asks for a "prize", it means he wants a gummy vitamin (one guess as to what he gets when he uses the potty).

"Pony" means he wants you to sing "Yankee Doodle" to him.

Of the 40+ tractor toys/books/t-shirts/pictures/videos; when he says "BIRTHDAY TRACTOR!", it means he wants to ride the John Deere he got for his birthday (which ironically, was not his favorite gift... he wears his John Deere hat from Big Brother more often.)

"Big Bonk" = anything that can give you an owie.

One of my favorites is "hold you" when he wants to be held and loved on.

But the best of all is when this little guy looks up at you in complete earnestness and says "so much".

He means, "I love you so much".

And that doesn't need any interpretation.


hannah m said...

I love this.

Sara said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

And I love the pocket post too! Madeline is loving pockets recently too. I keep finding rocks and small toy animals in my dryer now. :)


Jo-Jo said...

Don't you just love it when your child starts talking more and more?! I am sure one day we will be like...would you just be quite! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I do hope you come back!

Ice Cream said...

Ok, sweetness like that would make me cry almost everyday. He really is a wonderful blessing. I love the "hold you" one especially.

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